This is a CO-ED event, feel free to bring spouses, friends, conquests, potential conquests and/or the person you wake up next to. All are welcome! Wear light, comfortable clothes and bring a towel, if you sweat a lot. WATER IS MANDATORY!! The hike should take about 120 minutes. This is a Dog Friendly Hike!
Charmlee Wilderness Park
2598 Encinal Canyon Road
Malibu, CA 90265
(Meeting Time: 9:30am)
GPS Coordinates: 34.058793, -118.87925
About the Location:
Charmlee Wilderness Park is perched on a bluff overlooking Malibu’s alluring coast. Operated by the city of Malibu, this 590-acre regional park has eight miles of interwoven trails, making it easy to “build your own” hike between two to four miles, easy to moderate. In spring, Charmlee puts on a champion’s display of wildflowers. The ocean views are a knockout!
The two points in the park that you should be sure to hit are the Ranch House Ruins and Ocean Overlook. One possible hike through Charmlee Wilderness that sees both these highlights is a 3.25-mile loop that also explores the trails on the edges of the park. From the parking area for Charmlee Wilderness Park, where a $4 day use fee is charged, you’ll start by walking through a native plants garden. Study the plants and placards and see how many living exhibits you can spot along the trail (probably a lot). Pick up a park map from the trail kiosk and hike down Carmichael Road (also known as Old Ranch Road), a dirt trail continuing from the end of the paved road into the park. You will hike beneath a canopy of oaks, immediately passing through Oak Grove Picnic Area, a car-convenient spot to roll out a picnic.
Take PCH to Malibu and drive 4 miles west of Zuma Beach to Encinal Canyon Road. Turn inland and drive another 3.8 miles up into the mountains. The park entrance is on the left on the outside of a horseshoe bend in the road. Drive a quarter mile into the park to the trailhead parking area.
From the 101 Freeway in Agoura Hills, exit on Kanan Road (exit 36) and drive south on Kanan Road for 6 miles to Mulholland Highway. Turn right and drive a mile until the road splits. Head to the left down Encinal Canyon Road. Drive 3.5 miles and turn left to stay on Encinal Canyon Road. Drive another 1.2 miles to the park entrance (on the right). The park entrance sign is harder to spot in this direction. If you start to head downhill through a couple sharp bends, you’ve passed the entrance.
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